Friday, December 5, 2008

Sense of God's Timing

O God of all seasons and senses, grant us the sense of your timing to submit gracefully and rejoice quietly
in the turn of the seasons.

In this season of short days and long nights,
of grey and white and cold,
teach us the lessons of endings;

grieving over,
grudges over,
blaming over,
excuses over.
children growing, friends leaving, loved ones dying,

O God, grant us a sense of your timing.
In this season of short days and long nights,
of grey and white and cold,
teach us the lessons of beginnings;
that such waitings and endings
may be the starting place,
a planting of seeds which bring to birth what is ready to be born—
something right and just and different,
a new song, a deeper relationship,
a fuller love—in the fullness of your time.

O God, grant us the sense of your timing.

Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace. found here

3 comments:

k said...

After our discussion yesterday this is just....Perfection! How do you find the perfect quote???!!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the refrain on this. "O God, grant us the sense of your timing."

Ellie Finlay said...

teach us the lessons of endings

This part is particularly profound.